It's that time of year again Boroondara! Take a look at the 100 most borrowed adult fiction books in 2022. How many have you read? The list shifted quite a bit this year with nearly half the titles appearing for the first time.

Number one goes to Apples never fall* by smash hit Aussie author, Liane Moriarty. This is the third time Moriarty has taken out the top spot, as well as a second and third over the years.

It is wonderful to see such strong support for our outstanding Australian women writers. Pip Williams, Hannah Kent, Jane Harper, Alice Pung, Tara June-Winch, Melissa Lucashenko, and Heather Rose are also some of our favourites.

As always Boroondara loves a good crime read with Michael Robotham, Christian White, Dervla McTiernan, Michael Connelly and Ann Cleeves featuring regularly on this list. 

Reserve some of these great titles to enjoy over summer!

Boroondara Hottest 100 adult fiction 2022

Apples never fall* by Liane Moriarty

Beautiful world where are you* by Sally Rooney

The survivors* by Jane Harper

Where the crawdads sing* by Delia Owens

The Thursday Murder Club* by Richard Osman

The dictionary of lost words* by Pip Williams

The promise* by Damon Galgut

Honeybee* by Craig Silvey

Still life* by Sarah Winman

The Midnight Library* by Matt Haig

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 

Cloud cuckoo land* by Anthony Doerr

The labyrinth* by Amanda Lohrey

The man who died twiceby Richard Osman

The younger wife* by Sally Hepworth

The Lincoln Highway* by Amor Towles

Devotion* by Hannah Kent 

The lost man* by Jane Harper

The good turn* by Dervla McTiernan

The good sister* by Sally Hepworth

A room made of leaves* by Kate Grenville

The way it is now* by Garry Disher

Klara and the sun* by Kazuo Ishiguro

A gentleman in Moscow* by Amor Towles

Better off dead* by Lee Child

Malibu rising* by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Normal people* by Sally Rooney

One hundred days* by Alice Pung

Wild place* by Christian White

The paper palace* by Miranda Cowley Heller

The vanishing half by Brit Bennett

Treasure and dirt* by Chris Hammer

When you are mine* by Michael Robotham

Nine perfect strangers* by Liane Moriarty

It ends with us* by Colleen Hoover

Girl, woman, other* by Bernardine Evaristo

Love and virtue* by Diana Reid

Before you knew my name* by Jacqueline Bublitz

Shuggie Bain* by Douglas Stuart

After story* by Larissa Behrendt

The dark hours* by Michael Connelly

The cellist* by Daniel Silva

The judge’s list* by John Grisham

Sorrow and bliss* by Meg Mason

Boy swallows universe* by Trent Dalton

The long call* by Ann Cleeves

Crossroads* by Jonathan Franzen

The spy's wife* by Fiona McIntosh

All our shimmering skies* by Trent Dalton

Fair warning* by Michael Connelly

Oh William!* by Elizabeth Strout

Blue moon* by Lee Child

Bruny* by Heather Rose

The Magician* by Colm Toibin

Wish you were here* by Jodi Picoult

A lonely girl is a dangerous thing* by Jessie Tu

The Paris library* by Janet Skeslien Charles

Again, Rachel* by Marian Keyes

The nowhere child* by Christian White

The sentinel* by Lee Child

The darkest evening* by Ann Cleeves

Silverview* by John Le Carre

Nineteen eighty-four* by George Orwell

The wife and the widow* by Christian White

One last stop* by Casey McQuiston

The godmothers* by Monica McInerney

The last thing he told me* by Laura Dave

Wild abandon* by Emily Bitto

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugoby Taylor Jenkins Reid

The dry* by Jane Harper

The Dutch house* by Ann Patchett

The scholar* by Dervla McTiernan

Project hail Mary* by Andy Weir

American dirt by Jeanine Cummins

The mother-in-law* by Sally Hepworth

Trust* by Chris Hammer

A slow fire burning* by Paula Hawkins

The law of innocence* by Michael Connelly

Transient desires* by Donna Leon

Grown ups* by Marian Keyes

Something to hide by Elizabeth George 

The Rúin* by Dervla McTiernan

The yield* by Tara June Winch

Love objects* by Emily Maguire

The heron’s cry* by Ann Cleeves

Cold enough for snow* by Jessica Au

The road trip* by Beth O'Leary

A time for mercy by John Grisham

Over my dead body* by Jeffrey Archer

Such a fun age* by Kiley Reid

Too much lip* by Melissa Lucashenko

Love marriage by Monica Ali

Bodies of light* by Jennifer Down

Good girl bad girl* by Michael Robotham

The dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison* by Meredith Jaffe

The white girl* by Tony Birch

Anxious people* by Fredrik Backman

Verity by Colleen Hoover

The four winds* by Kristin Hannah

Consolation* by Garry Disher

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